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vivir

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /biˈβ̞iɾ/

Etymology

From the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] vive˘re "to live"

Noun

vivir

  1. life; lifestyle

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Verb

vivir (first-person singular present vivo, first-person singular preterite viví, past participle vivido)

  1. (intransitive) To live; to be alive.
    La pobrecita vive con dos hermanas crueles. — "The poor girl lives with two cruel sisters."
  2. (intransitive) To make a living.
    Él vive en migas, nada más. — "He lives on crumbs, nothing more."
  3. (intransitive) To reside; to inhabit.
    Ella vive en la casa roja. — "She lives in the red house."

Usage notes

  • Like many intransitive verbs in both Spanish and English, including English live, the verb vivir can take a cognate object; hence vivir la vida loca "to live the crazy life", which is roughly synonymous with vivir locamente "to live crazily".

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